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Simple and quick with just a 30 min rise, you’ll love making your own pita bread! Once you do, store-bought will never taste the same.

Greek Pita Bread [Vegan]

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  • 1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 scant teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups room temperature water
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. When yeast has proofed, add to dry ingredients and mix just to just slightly combine.
  3. Add olive oil and mix until all ingredients are completely combined and a somewhat raggedy ball of dough forms.
  4. Turn ball out onto a floured surface and knead for approximately five minutes. You’ll feel the dough becoming more elastic and smooth as you work it.
  5. Return kneaded dough to a large bowl, cover with dishcloth and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Turn out onto floured surface, punch down the risen dough just slightly and cut into 8 equal pieces. A dough scraper works beautifully for this! Roll each piece into a small ball and set aside.
  7. With a floured rolling pin, roll out each of the balls of dough to desired size – ideally between 6 and 8′ in diameter.
  8. Heat a cast iron skillet, brush lightly with olive oil and cook pita one at a time for about 2 minutes per side.  The bread should be just slightly browned – they will puff up a bit, that’s normal. Enjoy warm or cool and store, wrapped well.

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving: Calories: 314 | Carbs: 41 g | Fat: 14 g | Protein: 5 g | Sodium: 1 mg | Sugar: 1 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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